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AMD is going all out at CES 2017, revealing a collection of AM4 motherboards that will fully support their upcoming Ryzen CPUs. 16 motherboards were unveiled in total, from five popular manufacturers: ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI.
These new motherboards include features we've come to know and love from modern Intel boards. There's full support for dual-channel DDR4, NVMe storage, M.2 slots, PCIe 3.0, and USB 3.1 gen 2; all features which are new to AMD systems. At the high end you'll see an AMD X370 chipset on board, however there are also A320 and B350 chipsets with lesser feature sets.
Those worried about coolers will be glad to know that AMD is working with 15 cooler vendors on products that support the AM4 platform. Announced at CES were products updated to support AM4 from Noctua (such as the NH-D15), Corsair (such as the H110i) and EK Waterblocks.
AMD is also proud to report that Ryzen will be seen in a wide range of machines from popular system builders, including Origin, Maingear, CyberPower, and iBuyPower. The full list of companies building Ryzen PCs stretches to 17, however several of these are local vendors.
There's still no word on when Ryzen will be available, but it is slated for a Q1 2017 launch.